Major Donation by Masonic Province of Middlesex Charitable Trust

Adrian Howorth makes cheque presentation to Mayor of Spelthorne and Eikon

The MPMCT made a substantial charitable donation to the Charity Eikon on 12th of February 2020; who are an award-winning charity for children and young people in Surrey.

The Charity exists to provide high quality early intervention support to young people at risk of developing mental health issues, enabling them to develop into confident, thriving and resilient adults who contribute positively to society.

The Project and the Middlesex Connection –

Eikon is grateful to the Freemasons of Middlesex and especially the MPMCT for agreeing to support the work with vulnerable young people in the borough of Spelthorne it being historically one of the original boroughs in the County of Middlesex.

Thanks to a very generous grant of £10,000, Eikon will now be able to run a much-needed summer programme for up to 25 young people with behavioural and mental health problems who are facing the daunting prospect of moving from Primary School to Secondary School.

This move might negatively affect their mental health if not handled sensitively.

The Charity will run a 3-week summer programme that will include facilitated group discussions as well as sports and team building activities. At the end of the programme the youngsters will be given a goody bag filled with all the essentials they will need to start school; something their own families are unlikely to be able to afford.

The main presentation was made at Spelthorne Council Offices to the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mary Madams, by W. Bro Adrian Howorth.

Dave Chambers handing over the cheque to to Becky Hughes, the Fundraising and Communities Manager for Eikon

A subsequent photo opportunity was requested by the Charity and W. Bro David Chambers of MPMCT is seen handing a cheque to Becky Hughes, the Fundraising and Communities Manager for Eikon.

Eikon’s Project Leader Lorraine Dixon stated,

This donation will make a significant difference to young people’s lives within the Spelthorne area who may find the transition from primary to secondary school difficult and who may be at risk of exclusion.

There is no provision like this within the area currently.

Services for children in Surrey are so stretched, and money so tight, that children are often not getting the urgent help they need, when they need it.

With support from generous donors such as The Freemasons of Middlesex, Eikon can be there for them, early on – to prevent a problem becoming a crisis.

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